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10/11/2017 

The Containment Plan [EPISODE]

By 99pi on Oct 10, 2017 07:27 pm

It’s hard to overstate the vastness of the Skid Row neighborhood in Los Angeles. It spans roughly 50 blocks, which is about a fifth of the entire downtown area of Los Angeles. In some ways, it looks a lot like other neighborhoods with its corner stores and street vendors, old brick townhouses and people gathered

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Boundary Stones of D.C.: The Oldest National Monuments in the United States [ARTICLE]

By Kurt Kohlstedt on Oct 09, 2017 03:00 pm

The Residence Act of 1790 called for the creation of a new capital city for the United States. Dividing up land previously belonging to Maryland and Virginia, a diamond spanning ten miles on each side was marked at each mile with a similar stone. And while a majority of these 40 markers still exist today,

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Changing Lanes: Watch Median Movers & Cone Collectors Rapidly Modify Roads [ARTICLE]

By Kurt Kohlstedt on Oct 06, 2017 03:00 pm

From everyday lane switches to periodic construction detours, being able to modify lanes quickly, easily and safely with machines helps both drivers and road workers alike. Faster operations reduce time in transit and frustration for people in cars. And as that traffic is flying past, lane-modifying vehicles also help reduce risks for construction workers (who

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